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Giroud wants to stay and fight for his place, claims Wenger Giroud wants to stay and fight for his place, claims Wenger
- August 13, 2017

You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce this kind of game to produce interest and quality. When Alexandre Lacazette , Arsenal's new forward, netted the season's very first goal in the second minute of the game, the tone of the game looked set. (more...)
Two red cards condemn Chelsea to 2-3 loss to Burnley Two red cards condemn Chelsea to 2-3 loss to Burnley
- August 13, 2017

Morata scored on his Premier League debut goal in the 69th minute when he beat an offside trap to deliver a diving header off a cross from Willian but what could have been a Chelsea second goal was ruled out for offside as Morata in an offside position, touched Andreas Christensen's shot from the right flank. (more...)
Pep Guardiola : Big-spending manager leads chase of Chelsea Pep Guardiola : Big-spending manager leads chase of Chelsea
- August 13, 2017

Four of the last five fights, " Manchester City " won with a difference of more than one goal. The principle is: if we have the ball we are going to press. While in charge at Bayern Munich he was rarely challenged, but there appears to be four or five teams that could scoop the top prize in England at present. (more...)
Mo Farah beaten in his last ever track race Mo Farah beaten in his last ever track race
- August 13, 2017

Though Bolt arrived at the championships, Farah has already seen victory in the 10,000m, lauded by some as the greatest of his career. Approaching the final bend, Farah found himself stuck behind by the Ethiopian and his compatriot Yomif Kejelcha , with Chelimo also in contention. (more...)
Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews trades shake up WR rankings Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews trades shake up WR rankings
- August 13, 2017

Signing veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth from Cincinnati to solidify and give a hard-nosed veteran presence on the line. Jared Goff doesn't have to be a star this year, but he does have to look like a competent starter. The addition of Watkins will likely shift the two back into the roles they played with the Bills , with Woods being more of a possession receiver; Woods had 51 receptions for 613 yards and one touchdown a year ago. (more...)
Tom Brady, star quarterback and avid golfer, turns 40 Tom Brady, star quarterback and avid golfer, turns 40
- August 13, 2017

Other players who stand out are Steelers rookie running back James Conner , who played locally at University of Pittsburgh and free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Bundchen is also close with Brady's son, 9-year-old John, from his former relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. "[He's a] great guy to work with". (more...)
Federer, Canadian teen Shapovalov reach semis in Montreal Federer, Canadian teen Shapovalov reach semis in Montreal
- August 13, 2017

After shock wins over Rafael Nadal and Juan-Martin del Potro, Shapovalov's dream run continues, coming from a set down to defeat Adrian Mannarino 2-6 6-3 6-4. Shapovalov is now the youngest ever ATP 1000 semi-finalist and, at 143rd in the world, is the lowest-ranked since 2003, when Andrei Pavel made his way to the final in Paris. (more...)
Manchester City are getting used to Guardiola's philosophy, says Yaya Toure Manchester City are getting used to Guardiola's philosophy, says Yaya Toure
- August 13, 2017

New Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross created the most goalscoring chances in the German Bundesliga last season (98) while plying his trade for FC Ingolstadt 04. More defensive recruits would help the team be more resistant to conceding goals, which was a major pitfall throughout past year. There is no doubt that anything short of the title this season will be unsatisfying, after all the heavy involvement in the transfer market. (more...)
National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo
- August 12, 2017

There's a lot to unpack here - we honestly just don't even know where to start - but we were baffled to see the Detroit Red Wings' logo appear in photos of some of the white supremacists' home-made riot shields. Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler planned what he called a "pro-white" rally to protest Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. (more...)
Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho
- August 13, 2017

As for Valencia, who captained United in Michael Carrick's absence against Real, the incredible physical strength of Lukaku, combined with a good level of footballing intelligence, should give the 24-year-old the platform to have a good season. (more...)
Federer, Canadian teen reach Rogers Cup semifinals Federer, Canadian teen reach Rogers Cup semifinals
- August 12, 2017

He defeated former US Open victor Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to set up the showdown with Nadal. He is 1-0 against Haase after a straight-sets win in Davis Cup play in 2012. "It's tough to come out and serve after a 12-minute rain delay". Haase has had to overcome several injuries in his career but says he is finally in a good place. (more...)
Bucs release embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo Bucs release embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo
- August 12, 2017

The Bucs' investment in Aguayo, who had left Florida State as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, is what hurts the most. Aguayo missed his first kick vs the Philadelphia Eagles during a preseason game past year, and he was boo'd off the field by Bucs fans after missing more kicks during practice. (more...)
OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player
- August 12, 2017

The full game of Dota is played by two teams of five. Dota 2 is normally played as a 5-vs-5 team game, so limiting the bot to a 1-on-1 match greatly reduces the complexity. After the AI quickly got the first kill in the second round, the human player gave up and forfeited the rest of the match. The Artificial Intelligence , as created by OpenAI, learned the gameplay all by itself, from the scratch. (more...)
Jamie Carragher sends message to Gary Neville after Liverpool draw at Watford Jamie Carragher sends message to Gary Neville after Liverpool draw at Watford
- August 12, 2017

Jurgen Klopp's side went into half-time trailing 2-1 at Vicarage Road, after conceding two sloppy goals. The way Liverpool are set up - set piece wise - they will always concede goals. "It's the setup of the manager, he's been here now 18 months: set-pieces are the worst in the league, conceded the most goals of the top six, there's still no change". (more...)
Mourinho says Manchester United still in the market for a winger
- August 12, 2017

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United are in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about signing for the second part of the season. March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season. (more...)
Wenger thankful Giroud turned down chance to leave Wenger thankful Giroud turned down chance to leave
- August 12, 2017

Jamie Vardy then capitalised on very bad defending to twice put the Foxes ahead either side of Danny Welbeck's equaliser before Arsene Wenger sent for the cavalry. "I don't know whether it was a lack of concentration or just a lack of game management in the last ten minutes, but you then concede again from a set play in terms of being overpowered". (more...)
Wayne Rooney: Back where I belong at Everton and meaning business Wayne Rooney: Back where I belong at Everton and meaning business
- August 12, 2017

The Dutchman is also unable to call upon long-term injured trio Seamus Coleman (broken leg), Yannick Bolasie (knee) and Ramiro Funes Mori (knee), but will look to give six new squad members their Premier League bows. A sense of excitement in July when seven players were recruited for in excess of £100 million has been compromised by the sale of Romelu Lukaku . (more...)
Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City
- August 12, 2017

With Bernardo Silva added to the powerhouse attacking line-up available to Guardiola, the boss believes he is in a better place to execute his tactical plans in 2017-18, starting with Saturday's trip to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion. (more...)
Giroud header seals Arsenal win
- August 12, 2017

Vardy then restored Leicester's lead early in the second half before goals in the final seven minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsay and Giroud gave Arsenal victory. "You know, I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play". Just a few minutes later, he would net the goal that would secure the win for Arsenal to start the season. (more...)
Paul Pogba targets unprecedented quadruple with Manchester United Paul Pogba targets unprecedented quadruple with Manchester United
- August 12, 2017

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has no doubts over the goalscoring potential of Romelu Lukaku . Scoring goals, that's what we were expecting. "I think he's a good player, I think he'll add to Manchester United , but will he make the difference?" "It's very important for us that our strikers score goals", he told MUTV . (more...)